Construction policy and regulation
Minister: Permits needed ahead of all construction
Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara has issued a letter banning architects and engineers from carrying out construction or demolition work without permits from the authorities. ...
Land Ministry toughens measures to guarantee safety at building sites
A day after officials were instructed to check construction projects nationwide, the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction on Friday issued another directive to the relevant authorities and construction companies in the Kingdom to enforce the Law on Construction. The directive was issued ...
Fifteen years' jail for construction deaths under new law
King Norodom Sihamoni has signed off on a new law that will see unlicensed construction company officials punished with a maximum of 15 years in prison if a worker is to die due to negligence. ...
Construction boom adding fuel to the fire
The government needs to further invest in fire disaster management as the Kingdom enjoys a multi-billion-dollar boom in the construction industry, a fire prevention expert said. As high-rises continue to mushroom in the capital, fire disaster management may not be properly equipped to respond to ...
Assembly passes construction bill
The National Assembly unanimously approved the Draft Law on Construction on Monday. It is meant to strengthen the management of building projects and consists of 22 chapters and 111 articles. ...
Committee inspects hundreds of projects
Provincial Hall spokesman Kheang Phearom recently revealed that Land Management Ministry and provincial officials have reviewed the permits and safety standards of nearly 300 construction projects in Preah Sihanouk. Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered for the creation of the Committee for the Inspection of Quality ...
Government discusses new draft law aimed at construction safety
Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara on Thursday met for talks with members of the Supreme Council of Consultation and Recommendations over a draft law aimed at ensuring quality and safety in construction. ...
Illegal building sites to have power cut
The government is to act against illegal construction sites nationwide by cutting off their electricity and water and halting the supply of materials. The measures come as the latest move against unlicensed projects after 28 people were killed and 26 injured following the collapse on ...
Improving construction sector safety
Labour Ministry officials met with members of Japan’s parliament and the International Labour Organisation to discuss a project aimed at improving safety standards in the construction sector on Thursday. ...
Apsara Authority grants home building permits
The Apsara Authority granted permission to more than 320 minor projects to build or renovate homes within the Angkor archaeological park in the first half of 2017, according to a report released yesterday. ...
Seminar to discuss safety
Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction is preparing to host a construction seminar next week that will discuss the criteria for issuing building permits and also tackle problems related to construction site management. ...
Plans underway for clearer guidelines governing landmarks and heritage buildings
As many tall buildings continue to pop up in Cambodia’s 500-year-old capital, ministries are continuing to place importance on preserving the cultural heritage of important historical sites and landmarks, ranging from ancient temples and monuments to pagodas and colonial buildings. ...
A boom year for building projects
A stunning rise in the value of construction projects approved by the government in the first half of the year could be a sign that developers have found a willing ally in the newly appointed minister of land management, who has pushed through hundreds of ...
Construction law being built
A draft construction law has been completed and will soon be submitted to the Council of Ministers and may be enacted by the end of the year, but there needs to be a discussion and more feedback before sending it to the government to be ...
Construction of Sihanoukville ‘Pub Street’ underway
Less than two months after Sihanoukville authorities evicted scores of vendors along O’Chheuteal Beach deemed to be an eyesore, a private developer has begun constructing a new “pub street” just 50 meters from the same shore. ...
Minister orders Nagaworld construction stopped
An awning at the NagaWorld casino which extends three meters onto a public sidewalk was ordered to be destroyed yesterday by the Minister of Land Management, according to officials. ...
Government approves 133-story skyscraper
The government has given final approval for a planned $3 billion, 133-story twin-tower skyscraper that developers claim will be completed by 2018, a spokesman for the Ministry of Land Management said on Monday. ...
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More regulations for foreign construction projects: ministry
Foreign construction companies were warned not to violate Cambodia’s building laws during a meeting yesterday to review a number of projects that had been approved by the government. ...
133-story twin towers get initial approval
The government is reviewing a mammoth $1-billion proposal by the Thai Boon Roong Group to build twin commercial skyscrapers in Phnom Penh which, if constructed, would be among the world’s tallest buildings. ...
Approved construction projects’ value soars
The value of construction projects approved by the government in 2015 increased by 33 percent to about $3.33 billion compared to the previous year, according to a government report obtained on Sunday. ...